Bathurst City Amateur Swim Club’s Long course season in full swing

BATHURST City Amateur Swim Club has started its long course season in style with a number of competitors already achieving NSW State Age qualifying times and setting new personal bests.

FUN TIMES: Katie Press, Poppi Stephen, Lilliana Press and Jeorgia Johnson. Photo: SUPPLIED

FUN TIMES: Katie Press, Poppi Stephen, Lilliana Press and Jeorgia Johnson. Photo: SUPPLIED

It’s been a busy start to the season as around 30 swimmers attended the club’s first target meeting, the Orana Aquatic Swim Meet in Dubbo, late last month and now get ready for their next event at Cowra this weekend.

While the club’s leading swimmers continue to chase qualifying times BCASC has also seen a big increase in their junior participation numbers.

Many of the younger swimmers have moved up from 25 metres to the 50m and 100m events with fantastic results – continuing on their encouraging performances from the short course season.

Katie Press (6), Poppi Stephen (5), Will Roffe (7), Logan Johnson (8), Oliver Hamer (8), Lachlan Simeonidis (8), Emily Saint (8) and Billy O'Hara (8) will be ones to watch as they continue on their swimming journey.

This past weekend the club had 22 swimmers competing at both the Glenbrook Festival Carnival and Dubbo City Swimtech Meet.

There were plenty of top three placings and personal best times recorded by the club’s swimmers.

Some standout swimming at the Glenbrook Carnival came from Molly McCrossin with six first place finishes and also claiming the prize in the 50m dash for cash.

Mercede Cornelius-Feltus also dominated the competition at the Dubbo City Swimtech Meet with seven first placings in her events.

Bathurst City Amateur Swim Club publicity officer Meredith Caddis said it’s no surprise to see such results coming from the group.

“It’s really great to see these results after all the hard work that they’ve put in throughout winter,” she said.

“All that swimming has helped them build their fitness up. A lot of them came away from their events with good PB’s and a few of them got top threes.”

The club has a very strong group of junior swimmers coming up through the ranks. The success of the senior swimmers, who continue to compete strongly at local carnivals, will be certain to inspire and encourage the younger members.